William Morse (1868 - 1932)

Charlotte native William Morse was born on September 27, 1868. He was the son of Richard Morse who owned a marble yard at 210 South Tryon Street. Over the years, William Morse operated his studio with two partners, W. Carson Davis (1909-1910) and William Thomas Lindsay in 1918. (Charlotte, North Carolina City Directory, 1918, p. 364.) By 1920, Morse purchased the Photo Shop from Jonathan Cushman. (Miller’s Charlotte, North Carolina City Directory, 1920, p. 218.) Morse worked right up until his death on May 24, 1932. He died of a heart failure at the age of 64 while riding in an automobile with another Charlotte photographer, Luther Philaman. (The Charlotte News, 24 May 1932, p. 1-A.)

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